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TE Ingram Tears ACL

Head coach Andy Reid announced after Saturday afternoon's special teams practice that rookie tight end Cornelius Ingram tore the ACL in his left knee during a goal line drill on Tuesday. Ingram was on the practice field as late as Thursday, participating in a limited role. It's the same ACL that Ingram tore before his final season at Florida.

"It wasn't what we anticipated going into this," Reid said.

The Eagles worked out three unnamed players this morning on a field adjacent to the team's practice fields at Lehigh University. From the players' size and route running, they appeared to be tight ends. Reid indicated that the Eagles would be signing a tight end, but he wasn't sure which one yet. He wanted to discuss with general manager Tom Heckert.

With Matt Schobel also sidelined, Brent Celek and Eugene Bright were the only tight ends at this morning's practice.

It's a disappointing setback for the fifth-round pick who many believed would be the steal of the entire NFL Draft. At 6-4, 245 pounds, Ingram flashed tremendous athletic ability in the Organized Team Activities and during training camp. Originally recruited to play quarterback at Florida, Ingram caught 64 passes for 888 yards and eight touchdowns. The Gators won not one, but two national championships, during Ingram's time at Florida.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 3:12 p.m., August 8*

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